Southern Miss Tops Bearcat Tennis, 5-2
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Lindsay Willeford

Feb. 12, 2006

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Sophomore Lindsay Willeford and freshman Jenny Rowen earned singles wins, but Cincinnati still fell to Southern Miss, 5-2, at the Bass-Rudd Tennis Center in Louisville on Saturday evening.

Willeford earned her win at No. 2, topping Grace Kammerer, 6-3, 5-7, 12-10.  Rowen picked up a 6-2, 6-1 win over Natalia Parrado at No. 3.  Jill Klauck played strong at No. 4, taking the first set from Ali Blackett before losing a second-set tie-breaker and then a 10-2 third set.

Willeford and Rowen also put up UC's best doubles performance, forcing a tie-breaker before falling to Blackett and Nikhila Narra, 7-4 in the tie-breaker.

The Bearcats, who fell to 0-7 with the loss, are next in action on Feb. 24 and 25 in Kalamazoo, Mich. where they will face Marquette and Western Michigan.

Southern Miss 5, Cincinnati 2
Feb. 11, 2006 - Louisville, Ky.

1. Sherry Price (USM) d. Elizabeth Young (CIN) 6-2, 6-2
2. Lindsay Willeford (CIN) d. Grace Kammerer (USM) 6-3, 5-7, 12-10
3. Jenny Rowen (CIN) d. Natalia Parrado (USM) 6-2, 6-1
4. Ali Blackett (USM) d. Jill Klauck (CIN) 4-6, 7-6, 10-4
5. Nikhila Narra (USM) d. Carling Arundel (CIN) 6-3, 6-4
6. Courtney Ulrich (USM) d. Madison Reasoner (CIN) 7-5, 6-4

1. Kammerer/Price (USM) d. Hannah Hinton /Young (CIN) 8-3
2. Blackett/Narra (USM) d. Rowen/Willeford (CIN) 9-8 (7-4)
3. Parrado/Ulrich (USM) d. Arundel/Reasoner (CIN) 8-2